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In this new roundup of the latest sound effects libraries we have powerful background sounds that will keep your audience suspended in disbelief. We have ambiences of a quiet Canadian city and a huge assortment of room tones, as well as a Stand-Alone version of the very successful Edward Ultimate footstep/clothing/prop engine, and foley sounds of household items being opened and closed.

We also have subtle UI effects created with Tibetan singing bowls, in-your-face impacts that will test your audience’s nerves, and onboard and external sounds of an American tractor. If you are looking for sounds you can interact with, this is your week!

Quiet Streets
 
  • City Life Quiet Streets Play Track 87+ sounds included, 216 mins total $69

    A slight breeze, the city rumble, distant people chatters, a bird passing by, crickets chirping, a little rain or snow, the tranquility inside the city is a fragile and magical moment.

    City streets are the channels of all the possibles, a heat place for sensorial stimulus connecting people lives and their urban activities throughout the day. Yet when it becomes quiet we still perceive its energy and are able to sense the mood of the moment with serenity.

    These recordings were made at ground level with very little editing in order to keep them natural and as close as a human would experience the city on a daily basis. At times, distinct activities can be heard in the distance although the most noisiest events were taken out. Each file is loopable.

    Also, every season and weather condition are represented. This library has been thought for the universal need of sonic bed in urban scenes, used as glue or ‘exterior roomtone‘.

    This selection is the result of 15 months of recording throughout the multicultural city of Montreal (considered the most European City in North-America). The mix of culture in this city gives it a universal flavor that makes it belongs to the citizen of the 21st Century world.

    The library contains 60 Stereo ambience and 27 Surround ambience recordings. Each sound files are between 1 to 5 minutes long. The surround recordings are embedded in an interleaved wav files of 4 channels (quad).

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'Quiet Streets' by Articulated Sounds has the lush, varied sounds of the Montréal cityscape in both stereo and surround. It captures all the chattering, rumbling and movement of a quiet day in la métropole for room tone-like ambiences that are ready for your soundscape. It features distance crowds in cafes, birds chirping in alleys, and ventilation humming from office buildings, and it also has a series of weather ambiences collected over a period of 15 months with blizzards, wind lightly pushing wind chimes, rain pattering on metal, and more. For immersive, loopable urban sound beds that can easily be placed in your project, check out 'Quiet Streets'.
 
Memories
 
  • Sci-Fi MEMORIES Play Track 280 sounds included $58 $34

    Descend into the sinister depths of madness with MEMORIES, a fascinating sci-fi sound collection that genuinely brings a unique perspective in the indie science fiction framework.

    If you are looking for big bold sci-fi futuristic sound design, MEMORIES can add a terrific touch of horror and tension to the darkest sci-fi installment for theatrical audience.

    Featuring 280+ organic samples with embedded metadata and 10 categories from genre bender impact and hits, sinister tonal material, dark stingers, intricate glitched atmospheres and designed metal textures.

    Kontakt Instruments are based on Photosynthesis an open source engine made by Jeremiah Pena from exoticstates.com. You can easily access filters, 13 effects, a rhythm section featuring a step sequencer, filter sequencer, 2 filter LFOs, and gain/pan/pitch LFOs. The samples can be used as regular .WAV files, but the Kontakt Instruments require the full version of Kontakt 5 (not included).

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'Memories' by Sampletraxx is a bombastic and cinematic experience that will help you twist the minds of your audience. This library has over 280 genre-bending sounds that can fit in your dark sci-fi films, as well as your psychological horror games and distorted industrial metal albums. It features a Kontakt instrument to help you manipulate its sounds with 13 effects, a step sequencer, filters, and more, which does require the full version of Kontakt 5. If you need intense sound candies to psych your audience out, 'Memories' has the collection to do it.
 
Singing Bowl
 
  • Materials & Texture Singing Bowl Play Track 191+ sounds included, 28 mins total $15

    Singing Bowl features a variety of sounds captured directly from a small Tibetan singing bowl.
    The library was meticulously recorded in stereo using a mixture of contact microphones and a Sony PCM D100 recorder. Strikes in a variety of styles, from wood, rubber, fingering, plastic, and metal were recorded, as well as rotation resonances, drops and scrapes. In addition to allowing the bowl to fully ring out, the recordings also include dampened hits.
    Also included are a unique set of designed sounds. Utilising a variety of sound processing techniques, the results include user interface effects, abstract drones and moving tones. This sound set was also produced dry so that you can apply your own reverb to taste if required.

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'Singing Bowl' by Ronan Quigley has nearly 200 sounds of small Tibetan singing bowls designed to show off all their uniques textures. This library includes tonal rings, taps with pencils and mallets, scrapes, flicks, rubs, drones, and more, all ready to add both strange and familiar sounds to your design. It also features several UI-ready effects that are perfect for pause screens, error notifications, a sci-fi dashboard and more. Whether you want to sooth your audience or alert them, check out 'Singing Bowl'.
 
Edward Ultimate SUITE
 
  • Foley Edward Ultimate SUITE Play Track 72.600 sounds included $399

    Edward Ultimate SUITE is the Next Level of our live playable Foley Artist Instrument. It supports the free NI Kontakt 5 Player.

    This means you don't need to own a full version of Kontakt to run this instrument!

    The Edward Ultimate SUITE includes the complete contents of both Edward Ultimate and Clothes & Props.

    Foley Artist: Lara Dale
    Foley Recordist: Josh Reinhardt

    The Edward Ultimate SUITE demos:

    Edward Ultimate:

    Clothes & Props:


    Key Features:

    • 72.600 real Foley sounds in high quality @ 24Bit, 48 kHz
    • 90 combinations of shoes and surfaces
    • 30 setups of clothes and props
    Kontakt Player Compatible
    Full NKS support
    • One-Window Mixing (Use the Mod Wheel to mix/add or switch any two patches)
    • Pitch Wheel Performance (Use the Pitch Wheel to change key commands on the fly)
    • EdV3rb IRs inside the instrument
    • Lock-Mode (Select and lock the type of randomization)


    Surface Types
    Asphalt • Carpet1 • Carpet2 • Concrete • Creak1 • Creak2 • Diamond • Dirt • Grass • Grate • Gravel • Rectangle Wood • Creaky Wood • Parquet • Cut Wood • Swiss Dock • Boat Wood • Linoleum • Marble • Puddle • Snow • Tile • Metal • Rocks • Water • Deep Water

    Footwear type
    Sneaker • Boot • Dress • Heel • Flat

    Props used
    Rifle • Hand Gun • Army Gear • Backpack School • Backpack Leather • Heavy Chains • Dog tags • Duffle Bag • Paper Bags • Plastic Bags • Keys • Purse • Purse Cloth

    Clothes Used
    Heavy Coat • Coat Wool • Denim • Heavy Denim • Fringe Suade • Fringe • Leather Heavy • Leather Crunch • Leather Biker • Sequin • Shirt • Shirt Light • Shirt Heavy • Silk • Tutu • Wind Breaker

    Performances
    Extremely Slow Walk • Medium Slow Walk • Walk • Jog • Run • Stairs Slow • Stairs Fast • Stomp • Land • Scuff • Scrape 1 • Scrape 2 • Scrape 3

    Recording Equipment:
    Sennheiser MKH 416
    Neumann KMR 81i

    Existing Edward user?

    • Send a message here with info about what version you currently have for a special upgrade price

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Tovusound is back with the Stand-Alone version of their massive Foley Artist Instrument, 'Edward Ultimate SUITE'. This collection has over 72 THOUSAND sounds of footsteps, clothing and props with 90 combinations of shoes and surfaces and 30 different setups of attire and objects. And now you don't need Kontakt 5 to run it! So whether your character is hiking a snowy mountain wearing a heavy coat and backpack or running from zombies in a swamp armed with a rifle and assault vest, 'Edward Ultimate SUITE' will be your go-to library for years to come.
 
Daily Room Tones Surround
 
  • More than 120 room tones in 5.1 surround sound (7 GB)

    Features sounds such as:

    • Living room, bath, kitchen, office, heating, fans, clocks
    • Cleaning, working, natural noise, humming, buzz, soundscapes and more

    Library Specs and highlights:

    • Recorded with INA 5 surround microphone array
    • Compatible with ITU-R BS.775 recommendation
    • Realistic room impression and sound location, true to original sound color
    • Perfect balanced surround sounds for drag and drop integration in Cinematics, games, radio plays
    • 24 Bit / 96 kHz / low noise recording
    • Interleaved surround sound file (L/R/C/LFE/LS/RS), simply drop into your DAW
    • EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
    • Equipment: INA 5 surround microphone array, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2

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'Daily Room Tones Surround' by surroundsoundlibrary.com has over 120 domestic ambiences. This library covers your surround household needs with sounds of bathroom fans, washing machines, fireplaces, upstairs footsteps, buzzing lights in a garage, cooking fans, ticking clocks, and more, all colored with the rooms' reflections. These sounds are also geared toward films, games, and radio plays for drag-and-drop integration with their interleaved sound files. If you are designing an interactive house or looking for quick and easy home interior ambiences, 'Daily Room Tones Surround' is for you.
 
Open & Close
 
  • Foley Open & Close Play Track 502++ - 1005++ sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $50

    This sound library delivers a composite and very versatile collections of sounds of all kinds of things that can be opened and/or closed.
    Obviously there are several doors, hatches and drawers but also lots of other opening and closing sound effects that will come in handy in your everydays sound design work, especially for Cartoon productions and Game Audio. You will also find, Roller Shutters, Boiling Pot Lids, Umbrellas, Water Boilers, Boxes – most with several variations.
    You can use the sounds as they are or use them for intense sound design.

    Open & Close is available in three versions:

    Full Library:
    Number of files: 1005 files
    Quality: 96kHz | 24bit | Stereo
    Total Size: 2.17 GB
    Part 01:
    Number of files: 503 files
    Quality: 96kHz | 24bit | Stereo
    Total Size: 1.08 GB
    Part 02:
    Number of files: 502 files
    Quality: 96kHz | 24bit | Stereo
    Total Size: 1.09 GB
'Open & Close' by SoundBits is a collection of items that withhold you from access with their simple mechanics. It includes the obvious objects that open and close like car doors, glass jars, trash cans, liquor bottles and cardboard boxes, but it also contains more creative interpretations of the movement with sounds of mechanical pens, umbrellas, CD drives, books, locks, zippers, and SD card slots. It is quite the extensive collection of household items that focuses on variations of these two actions! For over 1000 sounds of opening and closing, check out 'Open & Close'.
 
Massey-Ferguson 3060E
 
  • Vehicles Massey-Ferguson 3060E Play Track 33+ sounds included, 30 mins total $40

    The Massey-Ferguson 3060E Tractor Sound Effects Library delivers 33 files (External, Foley, OnBoard) with over 30 minutes of driving time on the road. There are two main driving speeds (gears): medium and high – plus one additional external, really slow one.

    All sounds were captured at 24-bit, 96 kHz samplerate. Passbys and approach are stereo wave files. Foleys are in mono. OnBoard recordings include 4 different channels: Engine1, Engine2, Exhaust and Backside. You can layer and mix all 4 channels of OnBoard sounds, they will line up nicely in your DAW or audio editor.

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If you don't have a tractor sound library yet, 'Massey-Ferguson 3060E' by Soundreorganized is here for you. This library captures this powerful and compact vehicle from the inside and outside as it rolls over the terrain. It features 4-channel recordings of the engine, exhaust, and backside, allowing you to easily transition from sound to sound in an interactive environment. You also receive passbys, various gears, door foley, idling and more, all at 96 kHz. If you have scenes that take place on a construction vehicle, give 'Massey-Ferguson 3060E' a listen.
   

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  • The second in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 2 – Crowds & Ambiences and contains 70 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Recordings include;
    Marrakech skyline – calling for prayers, fireworks let off on a Spanish beach, the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem – the holy crucifixion site, Benidorm Old Town, Go Karting, The Cheesecake Factory – Las Vegas, The Ramblas – Barcelona, Dam Square – Amsterdam, Italian harbour, Leadenhall Market – London, Munich beer hall, London Aquatic Centre, The Old Town Square – Prague, British National Museum, Mersey ferry ambience, Ducks on a canal and much more.

    ​All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

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  • City Life London Edge Play Track 160+ sounds included, 260 mins total $75

    We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.

    On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.

    London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.

    The library contains a collection of recordings from/of:
    • Rooftops
    • Residential Streets
    • Housing Estates
    • Industrial Areas
    • Canal Footpath
    • Skylines
    • Sirens
    • Passenger Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • HVAC Units

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

    The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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  • Sci-Fi Dodge This Play Track 173 sounds included, 25 mins total $25 $5

    “..What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?..” Neo, The Matrix.

    “Dodge This” is a set of sounds aimed to enhance “Slow Motion” and “Bullet Time” moments in movies, trailers and video games.

    It has a very strong Sci-fi feeling. So, If you need to create “passing by” bullets like in the famous “Bullet Time” scene in “The Matrix”, evoke big “Slow Motion” movements like the giant robots in “Transformers” or induce a state of focus in “Slow Motion” modes in video games, this library is great for you.

    Also you will find a nice selection of impacts with a a powerful time sensation that are perfect for trailers.

    Categories included:
    Atmospheric Element • Bass Drop • Dodge_Pass By_Movement • Fx_Movement_Bass • Fx_Movement_Sci-fi • Fx_Movement_Tremolo • Fx_Reverse • Hit_Impact • Hit_Low • Hit_Shot_Sci-fi

    Earn the power to control time!

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  • World Sounds Background Morocco Play Track 55 sounds included, 105 mins total $10 $7.50

    Ambience library recorded in Marrakech, Essaouira, and the Agafay Desert. Birds, insects, wind, foliage, market/souk, prayer, etc. Recorded at 96kHz stereo/binaural.

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  • Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

  • Environments Taste of Philippines Play Track 76 sounds included, 409 mins total $55

    Get the authentic sounds and ambiences from the Philippines in this sound effect library. It contains recordings of Lakes, Rice Terraces, Mountains, day and night Village Life, Kids Playing, People Talking, City Life, Traffic, Beaches, Jungle and much more.

    Bonus recordings of village everyday life events such as traditional rice pounding and wood chopping are also included.

    In total, it comes with nearly 7 hours (!) of authentic sounds and atmospheric ambiences from the Philippines.

 
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  • Environments Rare Winds Play Track 102 sounds included, 233 mins total $149 $99

    From all 4 earth’s corners, air streamlines the environment and shapes our stories. Discover the cinematic world of rare winds!


    This sound library is the ultimate achievement of a really ambitious project of recording winds from very remote places across the world.

    Included are authentic recordings from the Boreal region (North hemisphere: in Canada and Iceland), from the Austral region (South hemisphere: Tierra del Fuego in Argentina and the Last Hope province in Chile), on Islands in Mediterranean region (Thira in Greece), in the Sahara desert (Marocco), Isle-aux-Grues (Canadian winter), and more (see file list for more details)


    These were recorded either in urban settings, countryside, or complete wilderness.

    Included is a set of useful synthesized, tonal, and designed winds.

    The sounds are categorized into 3 folders: Designed, Indoor & Outdoor.

    WHAT’S INSIDE:

    • 102 stereo files
    • Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    • Ready to use Loop
    • Urban area and Wild area
    • Useful Designed & Synthesized Wind Sounds
    • Recordings from the Boreal region (North) in Iceland & Canada
    • Recordings from the Austral region (South) in Argentina & Chile
    • Recordings from Islands in Greece & Canada
    • Recordings from the desert in Marocco
    • Abandonned houses and shelters
    • Marina, lake, forest, car, flags, arctic, metal pole, prairie, street, mountain, grass, …
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  • Drones & Moods Quantum State Play Track 30 sounds included, 32 mins total $25 $20

    Quantum State is a collection of 30 soundscapes (WAV files, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to be used in movies, games and documentary films. It was created to evoke the atmosphere of a Quantum World.

    If you are doing a documentary about Quantum Mechanics or in any Sci-fi project where, for example, your protagonist is trapped in a molecular space this soundpack can be great tool to achieve those things.
    Each soundscape has a duration of 1:05 minutes.

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  • Metal Metal Souls Play Track 100 sounds included, 30 mins total $29.99 $19.99

    Vocalizations / Transitions / Ambiences / Drones

    This library was derived entirely from material collected in the Metal Hits, Scrapes and Squeaks library. Each sound was meticulously crafted by hours of experimenting with different processing techniques. I created this library for fun and to in part showcase the flexibility of my metal recordings.

    I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.

    I believe this library will provide excellent source material for a wide variety of applications. Both as stand-alone effects or layered in with other libraries/sounds to help create a dark/spooky aesthetic.

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  • Drones & Moods Serum SFX Play Track 240 sounds included $12.99

    A collection of 60 versatile SFX presets for Serum including risers, textures, transitions, drones, atmospheres, retro video game sounds, glitches, whooshes and abstract elements.

    Suitable for any style of production, each preset comes loaded with 4 Macro controls giving you the flexibility to go way beyond the 60 presets into hundreds of variations.

    Also included are 240 audio files (4 variations of each of the 60 presets) ready to drag and drop into your projects!

    *Presets require Serum 1.209 or higher (not included). If you don’t have Serum, you can still use the 240 included .wav files.

  • City Life Kolkata City Surround Ambiences Play Track 152 sounds included, 847 mins total $164 $119

    The city of Kolkata, India, is one of the sonically richest locations in the world. This library features over 25 locations and 276 files of both day and night time recordings in 5.1 and stereo formats. Feel the relentless energy of Bagbazar Street, the traffic rumble over Howrah Bridge, walk through the flower market along the Ganges river, and much more…

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